Lady Macbeth is talking in her sleep, aimlessly wandering, and overall just generally acting very strange, this alone is a sign of her extreme guilt. It becomes crystal clear that she regrets what she has done when she later ends her own life, as she is unable to live with what her and her husband had done in order to get where they are. What they had done together had very clearly ruined their lives, and Lady Macbeth realized and regretted it all towards the end. She showed true remorse for killing the guards, making it clear that at the very least she knew what she did was wrong. When someone does something this wrong, one of the only ways you can truly determine whether they are “evil” or not is if they feel guilt or show remorse for their actions, both of which Lady Macbeth did in excess since she loses her mind and goes on a rant saying: Out, damn'd spot!
He was not born to shame. Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit, for ’tis a throne where honor may be crowned. Sole monarch of the universal earth” (3.2.92-95). Although Juliet too speaks badly of her Romeo, she realizes that no matter what, she needs to be there for him. By standing up for Romeo at such a difficult time, Juliet is putting her foot down, and not letting the Nurse talk rudely of husband.
It’s no surprise, that Shakespeare’s Macbeth was clearly constructed as a rebellion against femininity roles of the time. During the Elizabethan era, women were raised to believe they were inferior to men since men obtained desired masculine qualities such as strength, and loyalty, whereas women were viewed as figures of hospitality (1; 6; 28-31). Obviously, not being tempted by the luxury of subservient women, William Shakespeare rebuked this twisted belief, applying that women deserve more respect than their kitchen tables. However, if transcending female expectations was used as a weapon than for good, is it still considered an act of femininity? Of course not!
From the very beginning Lady Macbeth is more willing to do whatever it takes to make the prophecy a reality. Lady Macbeth alludes to this by saying “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be/What thou art promised: yet do I fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness” (1.5.359-361). Lady macbeth states that Macbeth will be what he has been told that he will be as long as he’s “brave enough” to take it. Furthermore, she states her fear for him being too timid and kind. However, when she begins to tell Macbeth her ideas he attempts to be steadfast in his loyalty to King Duncan.
Even though Lady Macbeth has ambition like her husband she fears Macbeth’s nature “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” (15-20). After reading the letter from her husband which recounts the witches' prophesy, Lady Macbeth's thoughts immediately turn to murder. The problem with that is Macbeth has ambition, but he doesn’t have the nerve to see it through.
The use of language proposes that Lady Macbeth knows the meaning and qualities of being a man, but unfortunately, her husband Macbeth, is very kind and compassionate in-order to pursue his opportunity to become King. I believe that Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to be harsh and ruthless towards his opponents and eliminate them, to stand a chance to pursue the Thane Of Cawdor even if he doesn 't have the qualities. This is further recognized when Lady Macbeth Quotes - " Look like th ' innocent flower, but be the serpent under t '". The words "Innocent, flower", suggest that Lady Macbeth is using nature and the delicacy to describe the characteristics within Macbeth. Not only is nature involved, but when Lady Macbeth interestingly says, " Look", that proposes that Lady Macbeth has control over Macbeth and can guide and tell him what to do, or in this
Through the course of ‘Macbeth’, masculinity is presented as a driving force to Macbeth’s crimes, making it a vital theme. In this essay, focus will be on masculinity’s presentation through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth as “valiant”: a prized masculine quality and the key to respect in their society. However, this trait becomes warped along the play. Furthermore, Lady Macbeth has power comparable to man’s but is then cast aside by her husband at the end.
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” as stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statement describes that the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have, to give up on something. However, the goal is really the choice It could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. Shakespeare's play Macbeth is described as a tragic character and his action has been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Easily to win over for anything yet you love him, then you need to support him stop obeying orders. In addition, Polonius tells her to stop talking and hanging out with Hamlet and instead of standing up for what you want you decide to listen. Which shows that Ophelia would rather listen to her father then protect the person she say she loves Hamlet explains your love for hamlet didn't exist only when you wanted it to. Anybody that loves there mate would go through a great deal of trouble just to see them, she just obeyed and didn't bother to make a connect with Hamlet. Meanwhile, when Polonius and the king think Hamlet does not know he is being spied on but he do that's why Hamlet acts out the way he did to Ophelia.
I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry”, which suggests the signs of anxiety. It also demonstrates how uneasy she is about the murder, and the sounds she is hearing are the inauspicious signs of punishment and death. Their relationship reaches a turning point when Lady Macbeth says, “My hands are of your colour, but I shame, To wear a heart so white” – Lady Macbeth is criticising her husband’s lack of manliness and composure. Prior to the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is a very affectionate and caring husband; however, towards the end of the play he transfigures into a tyrant, showing no sorrow, misery or emotion for her death, even though Macbeth is more than aware that she’d become a childish, yet ambitious
Rosemary was angry at Adam Susan because she believed he was responsible for her husband’s death. She had to suffer through Mr. Almond’s rage and the fact that the leader didn’t even recognize her because she went all the parties with her husband. He even didn’t remember her face, this drove her into vengeance for her marriage and
Whether because of the constraints of her society or because she is not fearless enough to kill, Lady Macbeth relies on deception and manipulation rather than violence to achieve her ends. Ultimately, the play does put forth a revised and less destructive definition of manhood. In the scene where Macduff learns of the murders of his wife and child, Malcolm consoles him by encouraging him to take the news in “manly” fashion, by seeking revenge upon Macbeth. Macduff shows the young heir apparent that he has a mistaken understanding of masculinity. To Malcolm’s suggestion, “Dispute it like a man,” Macduff replies, “I shall do so.
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister. After several attempts Ismene realized she is unable to change Antigone’s mind, so she says “ But no one must hear of this, you must tell no one!” Furthermore,
Lady Macbeth is a very persuasive and controlling person. After receiving Macbeth’s letter, Lady Macbeth’s immediate response is “That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan/ Under my battlements” (1.5.42-43). Being a loyal soldier, Macbeth becomes uncertain with the murder of Duncan is the wise thing to do. Lady Macbeth knows that Macbeth’s desire is not strong enough and uses his reputation to cause Macbeth shame. Lady Macbeth accuses her husband saying “Art thou afeard/ To be the same in thine own act and valour… And live a coward in thine own esteem” (1.7.40-41, 46) at which Macbeth takes great insult.
The other motive why to a public count I might not go is the great love the general gender bear him” (IV.vii.11-20). In this quote, Claudius talks to Laertes and reveals the only two reasons why he will not kill Hamlet which was because his mother, Gertrude, is his wife who loves her son Hamlet, and that he is admired by all the citizens of Denmark. Also anything Claudius says against Hamlet will end up hurting him and his power, rather than the one he was targeting for. Additionally, when Claudius is planning the murder of Hamlet, he is showing intelligence because he thinks ahead to all outcomes of the fencing match against Laertes and Hamlet. He decides that having another plan would be smart to make sure his plan is fully accomplished.